Yes, it's been nearly 15 years since I organized and hosted a moto event. So I couldn't be happier to have partnered with Little Creek Oysters to host the East End's FIRST Distinguished Gentleman's Ride on May 21st 2023.
This worldwide event to benefit men's health has always been something I wanted to participate in. But the closest ride was in NYC, and that event is so large, it was rather daunting. So I was elated when Ian Wile from Little Creek Oysters approached us and encouraged us to co-host a North Fork Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride. I wasted no time doing my research, applying to be a host, learning all the rules, and digging into their countless resources to help make this ride the "Dapper" event that it's known to be around the world.
Currently, we're hoping to have more riders register to increase awareness and donations. We are also looking for more sponsors that want to be involved in this event or support our efforts in any way possible (get in touch! firstname.lastname@example.org). All money raised will go to the Movember Foundation which supports prostate cancer research and mental health awareness around the world. More information can be found on the registration page.
Although we're a bit late to the "planning" game, we hope to be able to spread the word and increase participation before May 21st, as our registration numbers will determine the details of the reception at the end of our route.
While the rules don't allow us to publish the route (as that's information for registered riders and volunteers only) I can assure you, it meanders along some of the most scenic roads on the North Fork before ending at Little Creek's Sunshine Shack in Orient State Park. Little Creek is even covering the cost of entry into the park that day - yes, they are such a supportive company!
Oh, and let's not forget the pre-ride festivities at our coffeeshop beginning at 11am. Registered riders and volunteers will meet at the North Fork Moto coffeebar (inside LUMBER + Salt at 5570 Sound Ave. in Jamesport, NY) for check-in, complimentary coffee, latte specials, and pastries. Our "dapper" menu wouldn't be complete without an Old Fashioned (mocktail due to permitting) that has Spiritless Kentucky 74 non-alcoholic bourbon, chocolate, orange bitters and a shot of NOFO MOTO espresso! Proceeds from the sales of the Old Fashioned will be donated to the Ride. Further details about ride etiquette, updates to the route, and other important details will be shared in a pre-ride briefing before we leave the shop.
So find your most "dapper" vintage apparel (yes, you MUST dress the part) and stock up on riding gloves and bike accessories from our moto boutique so both you and your bike are ready for the Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride on May 21st. Email us for more information or to volunteer, or visit the following link to register for the ride:
And special thanks to our co-host, Little Creek Oysters, for their sponsorship and encouragement on this incredible event!
On Sunday, October 12th, 2008 I singled-handedly organized a motorcycle ride/car show in Southampton to benefit the Long Island Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Classic and collectable cars and motorcycles gathered at the North Sea Fire Department Memorial Field for a full day show where all proceeds were donated to the local chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event raised awareness of Cystic Fibrosis while honoring my brother, Jeffrey Jones Jr. as well as all the various individuals living on Long Island with Cystic Fibrosis. It was my passion for riding my motorcycle throughout the Hamptons and my brother’s passion for automobiles inspired me to organize this event. All motorcycles, were adorned with purple support ribbons, and departed for a scenic group ride to Montauk then returned to the car show where various types of automobiles were on display. There was also a variety of raffle items include a men’s leather motorcycle jacket, a women’s golf bag, a patio set, gift certificates for car washes, local salons, local restaurants, as well as many other gifts.
Thanks to so many local supporters, friends, family, and volunteers, the event was a huge success! All proceeds from Cruise for a Cure and a Car Show were donated to the Long Island Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation--a donor-supported, nonprofit organization--is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those living on Long Island with the disease. Cystic Fibrosis is a currently incurable genetic disease causing the body to produce abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections.